This is my first Emrich-Schönleber - almost a scandal as this winery has such a good reputation.
Pale colour. A fresh nose of apple mineral with melon, floral and herbal notes. At first a little rough in the mouth, with crisp acidity, but a lot smoother with exposure to air. This Pinot Gris has lively acidity but is also smooth and creamy at the same time, with fruit and even a hint of vegetable taste. The finish is very nice and brings out notes of nuts and even a little peppery roasted wood.
Already a very good wine, it might profit from a year or two more in the cellar. For some reason I do now fancy a herb-roasted chicken breast with apple-potato mash. I think this will not have been the last Emrich-Schönleber to be reviewed here.